Jenson Button insists he’s not at all fazed about Sir Jackie Stewart’s fears that his move to McLaren will “be like walking into the lions’ den.”
Just a month after winning the Drivers’ Championship title with Brawn GP, Button confirmed he will be off to McLaren next season after signing a three-year contract with the Woking team.
The Brit’s decision has been questioned by some F1 personalities with Sir Jackie saying he fears Button is making a “mistake”, adding that it “will be difficult for him to take on Lewis Hamilton.”
Button, though, insists that while his values Stewart’s opinion, he believe he’s up to the challenge.
“Jackie is always outspoken,” Button told the Daily Mail. “I get on very well with him and it is always interesting to hear his comments.
“But, at the end of the day, I know the environment in both areas and I know what I want to do and I want a new challenge. If Jackie was racing I am sure he would feel the same.”